The children of Rochdale have extra reason to enjoy the long nights after school now, as Pendlewood’s latest natural high-climb design The Pyramid has been officially opened at the town’s Queen’s Park.
The epic structure had been installed over the winter, and although the harsh weather attempted to derail the project, Pendlewood’s award winning installation team managed to defy the elements and install the huge £30,000 project!
And with the spring sunshine finally making a belated appearance, the Pyramid is already carving out a reputation as Rochdale’s favourite play structure. As you can see from the surrounding pictures the design offers multiple challenges for children of all ages and abilities. Indeed, it has proven so popular that already surrounding grass areas that were planted to supplement the structure have already eroded due to constant use!
The Pyramid certainly has plenty of challenges to keep the children of Rochdale entertained! The many features include a large 3 metre high traversing wall that scales all three tiers, an underground scramble tunnel that goes right through the Pyramid and a DDA inclusive walkway.
Paul Heaton, Pendlewood Workshop Manager, was delighted with the finished product, especially given the tricky conditions this past winter. He explained: “The Pyramid is a huge structure and was never going to be a simple installation job! The atrocious weather just made things worse – January was a write-off due to all the snow and frost and February wasn’t much better – so it ended up being a little bit stop-start at first.”
Luckily for Paul and the site team things took a positive turn once March came, “we were really able to get cracking and the feedback we’ve had since it was finished has been extremely positive, so I’m sure we’re going to be installing many more Pyramid’s throughout the rest of the year!” he told us.
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